Matthew R. Perry

ESV Bible Sales Quadruple in Two Years (Michele Bennett)

In ESV on August 7, 2006 at 9:46 pm

Fueled by growing acceptance in the U.S. and throughout the English-speaking world, sales and distribution of the ESV Bible (English Standard Version) have increased more than four-fold over the past two years.

“My sense is that there is a rapidly growing desire for a ‘word-for-word’ Bible version like the ESV—one that retains the beauty and majesty of the Bible, that captures the depth of meaning in the original languages, and that is highly accessible for contemporary readers,” noted Dr. Lane T. Dennis, President of Crossway Bibles.

The ESV is consistently among the top ten English Bible translations on the Christian retail industry’s bestseller lists. With more than 100 creative editions and formats in print, the ESV has also experienced more than 100% annual growth in the Christian retail market for three years in a row.

(Click here to read the rest of the article. Contact Michele Bennett: 630-868-6043 or media@gnpcb.org.)

Another paragraph from the ESV Blog:

Dr. J. I. Packer, General Editor of the ESV Bible, was the headline speaker for the event. Reflecting on the tremendous impact of the ESV Bible, Packer said, “I find myself suspecting very strongly that this was the most important thing that I have done for the Kingdom and that the product of our labors is perhaps the biggest milestone in Bible translation in the past fifty years or more.”

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